NBN Co picks Emerson for $100m facilities

NBN Co picks Emerson for $100m facilities

Summary: The National Broadband Network Company (NBN Co) has tapped Emerson Network Power to build 10 network facilities across Australia in a deal worth over $100 million.

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The National Broadband Network Company (NBN Co) has tapped Emerson Network Power to build 10 network facilities across Australia in a deal worth over $100 million.

The 10 sites will be located in Australian mainland cities, and will be used by NBN Co to provide training and house equipment, and to act as operational depots for the company as it rolls out the NBN across the country.

According to Emerson Network Power's vice president of Telecom Asia Ross Campbell, the facilities will house systems and information critical to the NBN.

"Emerson will ensure these facilities offer levels of energy efficiency, reliability and management functionality that will help NBN Co to keep the network operational and deliver on its promises to the Australian community," Campbell said in a statement.

Emerson Network Power Australia managing director David Scott said that the company's move to offer datacentre infrastructure products played a key role in the company securing the contract.

"It was this business strategy that enabled us to offer [NBN Co] an unrivalled solution of integrated IT and telecommunications technologies and services," he said.

Emerson has recruited Silcar and Greenbox Architecture to work in partnership for the construction on the sites.

NBN Co's head of network operations, Steve Christian, welcomed the deal.

"The infrastructure the company is supplying will play an important role in ensuring the National Broadband Network is able to reach every Australian home and business," he said.

Topics: NBN, Broadband, Data Centers

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Armed with a degree in Computer Science and a Masters in Journalism, Josh keeps a close eye on the telecommunications industry, the National Broadband Network, and all the goings on in government IT.

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